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Youth Protection Training


The Boy Scouts of America is a leading youth organization when it comes to safety. BSA policy, effective June 1, 2010:

Youth Protection training is required for all BSA registered volunteers, regardless of their position. New leaders are required to take Youth Protection training before submitting an application for registration. The certificate of completion for this training must be submitted at the time the application is made and before volunteer service with youth begins. Youth Protection training must be taken every two years. If a volunteer's Youth Protection training record is not current at the time of recharter, the volunteer will not be reregistered.

Beginning in the summer of 2019, the Heart of New England Council BSA requires completion of Youth Protection Training every year.

Taking the Training

The training takes about 1 hour.

1. Create an account and take the training

  1. Go to This works better in Chrome than in IE.
  2. Create an account and log in.
  3. Click "New to Scouting?"emblem on the upper right.
  4. Click "Take Course" to the right of "Youth Protection Training" and complete the course. As of 9/30/19, this course consists of 3 modules and a test module.
  5. Print the training certificate. You can print it to PDF and E. Mail it to the Scoutmaster or print to hard copy and give it to him.

2. Update Your Profile

After you get your application and CORI form to the Scoutmaster with the YPT training certificate, he'll get other signatures and submit the application to the Council. They will issue your ID number, which you will enter in your profile in This will enable your training status to be viewed by those of us who track this. To add that to your account:

  1. Log into
  2. Click the icon in the upper right of the system and select My Profile.
  3. Update any fields that require updating, including your Member ID.


Page updated 9/30/19
J. Froimson

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